Siskiyou County Deputies Reportedly Find Over 15 Pounds of Meth During Traffic Stop
Above: Suspected narcotics seized during traffic stop
(Courtesy of Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office)
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office recently arrested two individuals on probation after allegedly catching them with over 15 pounds of methamphetamine.
According to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office, deputies made the discovery during a routine traffic stop near Mount Shasta in the very early morning hours of September 20. Just after 12 AM, deputies pulled over a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 5 for a broken headlight.
Upon checking the driver’s licenses of the two occupants, identified as Sebastian Espinoza (21) and Emilio Macias (21), deputies discovered that both individuals were on formal probation. The driver was also found to have a suspended license.
Espinoza and Macias were detained while deputies and California Highway Patrol officers searched the vehicle. Authorities ultimately discovered 15.9 pounds of suspected methamphetamine hidden in the vehicle.
Both men were arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance for sale. Both were booked at the Siskiyou County jail.
It was unclear at press time whether Espinoza or Macias had retained attorneys.
All persons arrested on suspicion of a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.